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Sun, 03/13/2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Quality Inn Suites & Event Center
929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA

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Please join us for the 7th Annual Women's Appreciation Day Reception to recognize some of the amazing progressive Democratic women in Iowa.

The Barbara Boatwright Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Miriam Tyson, of Waterloo.

We are pleased to recognize her commitment to public service as Union Local President, service on many private and public boards throughout Iowa, a former member of the Iowa Department of Economic Development, and former Democratic Congressional Primary Candidate in Iowa 2nd District, and her continuing work on behalf of Iowans. 

Miriam Tyson will joined by:
State Elected Official:  Janet Petersen (Des Moines)
Local Elected Official: Monica McCarthy (Creston)
Activist Award:  Maureen Wilson:  (Kingsley)
Rising Star Award:  Maureen Dickmann (Davenport)
Special Recognition Award:  Virginia Rowen (Des Moines)

It will be a powerful celebration of these amazing Iowa women!

You may also meet & greet some of the remarkable Democratic candidates currently running for office in Iowa.

Individual tickets will be $20 at the door.  Or you may purchase a table for you 8 for $150.  Sponsorships at the levels below or greater, are welcome and much needed.

When:  Sunday, March 13, 2016, from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
            This is the day after the Democratic County Conventions

Where:  At the Quality Inn & Suites Event Center,
929 3rd Street, Des Moines, Iowa


RSVP today and pay at the door or
Purchase tickets through Act Blue
To purchase tickets via regular mail see below

Regular Admission, suggested $20 per person
Friend                                        $75 each
Host                                         $100 each
Silver Sponsor                         $250 each
Gold Sponsor                          $500 each
Platinum Sponsor                    $750 each

You may purchase tickets through ActBlue:

To purchase tickets via regular mail: please send us your name, address, number of tickets and your check to:
PO Box 814
Des Moines, IA 50304

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please questions or concerns to

Thank you

Thank you to all of wonderful award recipients, to those who nominated our award recipients,  to all of our guests, to all of our Sponsors, to our speaker Rep.


Recently, DAWN’s List caught up with the Executive Director of the Polk County Democrats, Tamyra Harrison, to ask about her successful annual High School Mock Caucus program. Her program is the only one of its kind in the State of Iowa. Since 2013, over 300 students from twelve high schools have participated in the mock caucuses.